National Geographic : 1929 Oct
THE THREE R'S IN KASHMIR With brush and paint pot, lads struggle to master the characters of their native language. The letters resemble elaborate shorthand notes. The schoolboy's slate is a board smoothed with a piece of glass, his pen a stalk of Indian corn, and his inkwell a bottle holding chalk and water. "DHURZI" SEWED CHEERILY AND WELL The author's needleman squatted daily on therear'-eek-of- theMeli sande with his little American-made, hand sewing machine before him. His embroidery was excellent and hisdrawn-work theenvy ofall foreigners (see, also, text, page 445).